Collection of over 100 manuscript items that belonged to Loring Dunnells of Cornish, Maine; they span from the 1860s to 1920 or beyond. See an alphabetical list of people mentioned in the document at the end of this post. The papers consist of:
- pension documents relating to Loring Dunnell's service in the 27th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War
- deeds and other instruments
- receipts for housing and provisions
- promises to pay
- Callie May Dunnells, (1874-1958)
- Charles Edwin Dunnells (1875-?); married Edith May Wilbur
- Fred Clifton Dunnells (1877-1954); married (1) Ellen Clifford (2) Bythe Ethel (Merrill) Rolfe
An example of one of the legal documents: a deed where Loring sold Joseph Moulton a tract of land in Parsonsfield, Maine in 1867.
Many of the papers are receipts for the quarterly rental that Loring paid G. W. Adams of Cornish, Maine. Adams was presumably George W. Adams, a carpenter, painter and mill owner. An example:
- entry list for the Ossipee Valley Union Agricultural Association at Cornish, Maine; it includes many names of competitors and their harness horses.
- invitation to the 1864 Washington's Birth Day Ball at Limerick, Maine; featuring the Ira C. Seavey Full Quadrille Band